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Post subject: Telecaster, real or fake? :)
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:33 pm
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Hey, first post on the fender forums and am glad to finally be apart of the community.

Buying my first fender and have found one which plays really well but am unsure how to properly check if it is a real one or not so i thought id come here to get some confirmation.

Checked the serial number online and it is all legitimate but am unsure if thats a sure sign?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3719941 ... ger_banner

I was wondering if there was any other ways to confirm its legit, say for example taking the neck off and a fender sign is underneath it? or something like that

There is also no truss rod access point at the headstock and I was wondering if this is ever common on telecasters?

Appreciate the help and keen to hear back from you

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Post subject: Re: Telecaster, real or fake? :)
Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:03 pm
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I am not familiar enough with the Made In Japan Telecasters to help you identify it. But, if the Truss Rod adjustment isn't located under that pickgaurd between the bridge pickup and neck...I know I wouldn't buy it.


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Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:28 pm
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You can see the truss rod adjustment at the heel.
Rosewood slab boards with the adjuster at the heel would not have a skunk stripe or teardrop on the headstock.
I see nothing on that guitar that makes me suspicious of it being a fake. If the serial number checks out, I would not hesitate to buy it if the price is right.

IMHO, that's a lot of money for that, but it looks like you're in Oz, and prices are insane there.
In the US, a brand new American Performer would be around that price.

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Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:06 pm
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I see that it has sold. Hope you got it and have good luck with it.

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Post subject: Re: Telecaster, real or fake? :)
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:23 am
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Miami Mike wrote:
I see that it has sold. Hope you got it and have good luck with it.


I'd put money on this being another one of those stories we never get to hear the ending.

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Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:30 am
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John Sims wrote:
I'd put money on this being another one of those stories we never get to hear the ending.
I'm not taking that bet....see it way too often; odds are definitely in your favor.

I meant 'neck' pickup in my first post not bridge...but I saw the truss adjuster after CB91710 pointed it out. I don't have a Facebook account, so every time I click on a Facebook link I get pop-up after pop-up telling me to either "sign in" or "create an account" so my visits to Facebook links are quick and obnoxious.


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